11.11.18 Long Ashton Remembers

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11.11.18 Long Ashton Remembers

11.11.18 Long Ashton Remembers

Long Ashton 11.11.18 By Long Ashton 11.11.18

The Long Ashton community Commemoration of the Signing of the Armistice which stopped the fighting, and brought about the End of World War One, One Hundred years Ago on 11.11.18.

Long Ashton Fundraising stage

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Pledges will only be charged if the project hits its funding goal of £7,957 by 08 Jun 2018

This year marks 100 years since the Armistice was signed, which brought WW1 to an end. We are planning to put on a Spectacular Centenary Remembrance Commemoration Event on the Weekend of 9th-11th NOVEMBER, to remember the Three Hundred Servicemen who answered the call for King and Country, and the SIXTY FIVE who did not come home. We want to: - Mark out a POPPY TRAIL in the Village Churchyard, highlighting the twenty-four War Graves. - Produce a book listing “All Known Servicemen and Women” from the Parish who served in WW1 for each of the five Schools and libraries which the Village serves. - Hold a Drumhead Service on the Recreation Ground on 11.11.18, with the Local Brass Band, Local Sea Cadet Drum Corps, School Choirs and Civic Leaders. - The Village Scouts and Guides will lay a wreath for each off the 100 village casualties to enemy action. After this, the Village Beacon will be lit as part of the "National Chain of Beacons, " by our 96 year old Veteran former WW1 WREN.

What we'll deliver:

  • Education and Learning about former villagers
  • Bringing Community Together
  • Inter-generational event
  • Engagement with History and Heritage

Why it's a great idea:

This will ensure that residents have the opportunity to learn about the former residents of the Village, where they lived, and their occupation, prior to going off to Serve the Flag. This will be a weekend of enjoyable and educational events, bringing all members of the community together. Everything we have planned cannot happen without your help! Please pledge what you can! Just £5 will go a long way!

Steps to get it done:

  • Printing the Book of Remembrance, and giving them to the local schools
  • Holding the Commemorative Drumhead Service and lighting the Village Beacon.

We will also be showing a locally made film about the life of a resident of the Village who, in WW2 was Agent Rose, a member of the French Resistance, rescuing 102 Allied Airmen in Occupied France, before being arrested by the Gestapo. She was about to be killed by a firing squad at Buchenwald when it was liberated by American Troops in May 1945. She returned to Paris, where she met her English future husband, They settled in this Village, where she became a nonmedical healer.

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Location Long Ashton

Long Ashton has £365,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

Long Ashton Community Centre

Council

North Somerset Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £7,957

Wet weather shelters, floodlights, safety barriers - £3,000 (38%)
Sound System, Safetry Barriers etc - £2,000 (25%)
Printing books and Commemorative Programmes - £1,500 (19%)
Installing the Beacon and Flagpoles - £500 (6%)
use of Meeting Room - £200 (3%)
Other - £757 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

38%
Wet weather shelters, floodlights, safety barriers
£3,000
25%
Sound System, Safetry Barriers etc
£2,000
19%
Printing books and Commemorative Programmes
£1,500
6%
Installing the Beacon and Flagpoles
£500
3%
use of Meeting Room
£200
10%
Other
£757
  • Spacehive fees
    £350
  • Transaction Fees
    £337
  • VAT
    £70

Total £7,957

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